Community Newsletter | November 2021
Babysitting Safety Course
Sat., Nov. 13 | 9 am - 4 pm
This in-person class will be held on the hospital campus in Sedro-Woolley
For youth aged 11-15, the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to care for children and infants safely and responsibly. The in-person class takes place over 7 hours (including lunch and breaks) and will be held at United Fitness Center. All participants are required to wear a mask.
Cost: $80 (a discounted rate is available for income-eligible households).
Find more information and register here.
Question, Persuade, Refer - Suicide Prevention Class
Multiple courses offered throughout November and December. The next course is Monday, November 15th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Online
QPR is three steps anyone can learn to save a life from suicide. People at risk for suicide don’t always reach out for help; as a QPR-trained person, you will know the warning signs to look for, how to ask directly about suicide, and what to do to keep someone safe until they access care. The 90-minute, evidence-based QPR course is for anyone age 16+. 
Cost: Free
Register here 
Mental Health First Aid 
Friday, December 10th | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Online & Zoom
The physical and mental impact of COVID-19 will be felt by many for years to come. We all must have the skills, information, and resources to cope and support one another. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based course that teaches participants (age 18+) about mental health and substance use issues and how to promote hope and recovery. After two hours of online work, participants take part in a 5.5-hour Zoom training with a certified instructor!
Cost: $25 | Sign up here 
Parenting Wisely 
Starts December 2021 | Self-paced online
Learn how to apply positive parenting skills with your 11–14-year-old, even in tough situations. Parenting Wisely is a unique course that allows parents to learn online with video scenarios, helpful quizzes, and skills practice. The Concrete Resource Coalition is making this course available for parents in East County this fall
Cost: Free
Register here  
WIC is Healthy Foods and More
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) continues to serve families by appointment over phone and video chat. Lots of openings are available for new or returning families! 
Who is WIC for?
Anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, postpartum, or has an infant or child under age five and needs help accessing food. Not sure if you qualify? It’s easy to find out if you are eligible over the phone (360- 854-0435) in just a few minutes.
How does it Work?
On WIC, families are set up with an account and an eWIC card for grocery shopping. NEW! Self-checkout at certain stores is now allowed! Through 2021, WIC families get an enriched food package that adds extra dollars to buy fruits & vegetables!
Why United General WIC?
We’ve been serving Skagit families for over 25 years! Nutrition information, health care assistance, breastfeeding support and education, and other community services are also part of WIC. Our main clinic is located on the hospital campus on Hwy 20 between Burlington and Sedro-Woolly, with additional locations in Concrete and Stanwood. Remote appointments mean less driving and more convenience.

Our regular business hours are Mon – Thurs 8:30-4:30, Fridays, 9:00-3:30, & the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00-1:00 pm. Visit our website for more information.
Reach us at 360.854.0435 and find us on Facebook
Skagit Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program (FVRx)
FVRx helps eligible participants buy, prepare, and eat more produce! For an entire year, participants can receive up to $150 per month in bucks redeemable for herbs, veggies, and fruits at retailers across Skagit. Find out how FVRx could help you live a healthier life and apply for the 2022 program here.

¡Bienvenidos hispanohablantes!
November 30th is Giving Tuesday: Support Concrete Farm to School
Save the date! Make a donation and make a difference in the lives of young people. Farm to School builds resilient students and families by providing access to healthy local foods, nutrition and culinary education, and hands-on gardening activities. Donate directly from our webpage, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the details on how to give!
Get Moving!

Come in from the rain and exercise in a safe and supportive environment at United Fitness Center. With convenient hours – now open on Saturdays – you can join a friendly gym that supports your fitness and lifestyle goals.

Sign up before the end of the year and receive a FREE personal training session. Learn more on our website.
Give Thanks -- Give Back
November 20th is Family Volunteer Day, a Global Day of Service celebrating the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.
Now, the needs are greater than ever before. Although volunteering may look different this year, there are still so many ways to give back.

Looking for local opportunities? Check out:
Volunteering with teens?

The Varsity in Volunteerism program is now at all high schools in Skagit County. Youth can earn a varsity letter for service! Read more here
Did you know you can use your Fred Meyer card to help make our programs possible? Through Fred Meyer Community Rewards, you can link your card to Foundation of District 304. Link your card in person on your next visit, or click here to do it online. Funds support classes, trainings, and programs for Foundation of District 304 at no cost to you!
Thank you!